Lee Miller and Vogue In World War II

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2023-05

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Plaza, Isabella

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This thesis examines Lee Miller's role as Vogue's war correspondent during World War II (1939-1945). While Miller previously gained fame for her position as a Vogue model and surrealist muse to Man Ray, the war allowed her and many other women to gain new opportunities in different wartime roles. For Miller, the war offered the opportunity to embrace her abilities as a photojournalist and create uncanny stories for Vogue magazine. Her wartime photojournalism offers a perspective into several other transformations that occurred in this period. Through following her transformation from a model to a war correspondent, Miller's work in World War  II provides insight into the transformations of Vogue, womanhood, and photojournalism during wartime.

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